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WANK Release ‘White Knuckle Ride’ March 6 via Die Laughing Records | Stream “Shut You Down” Now

Long-running Orange County pop-punk band WANK has signed with Die Laughing Records (Michael Des Barres & the Mistakes, The Vibrators, The Venomous Pinks) which will release their album ‘White Knuckle Ride’ digitally on March 6. The long-awaited LP has previously only been available at the band’s shows.

Stream the first single “Shut You Down” below.

Guitarist Danny Walker says, “When we finished tracking White Knuckle Ride, we wanted to make sure we released it on a label that would kill for us. We found Die Laughing Records to be an ambitious label with a diverse and talented punk and metal roster, but they didn’t have a band like WANK – we are shamelessly pop-influenced, hook-driven, and radio-ready – and we’ll kick your ass, too. In signing with DLR, we found our partner in crime.”

Die Laughing CEO Dave Dalton says, “Signing a band like WANK was a no-brainer for me, they bring a fresh and marketable sound to Die Laughing Records that really is exciting.”

Jillian Elizabeth, A&R for Die Laughing Records adds, “Working with WANK from an A&R standpoint, has been such a great experience.”

“It’s an honor to work with a professional band such as WANK,” says Die Laughing COO Rob Trisler.

All songs on ‘White Knuckle Ride’ were produced by WANK✪ with Paul Miner / with the exception of “Salvation” which was produced by Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters). The album was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Studios in Orange, CA.